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Reviewed by: Roadie Mark Rating:"This is a great APP if you have a suunto t6c or heart rate monitor like this you need this little app, it does a great job on telling you how your training is affecting your body and helping you gauge your recovery, along with coaching software you are fit to go, i love it and use it every morning."
Reviewed by: MrsMonkey Rating:"Great app that does just what it says and really great service. Emailed my iTunes receipt and the receiver arrived the next day. Really great indicator for knowing when you should and shouldn't train. I know that sometimes I train when I probably shouldn't and this is good for telling me when those times are."
Reviewed by: Dom77mu Rating:"Perfect app for overtraining The new version rocks for the android version (i use the galaxy s). Much more reliable then the earlier versions!"
Reviewed by: Paul_xedos Rating:"Having recently read the Cyclists Training Bible I now understand the importance of rest. Training day after day when you're fatigued is counter productive. This tool takes the guess work out of when your body is undergoing physical stress and for me, anyway, the results are sometimes revealing. I'm not always tired when I think I am and on those days I can push it a bit harder. I'd go as far as to say it's a must have tool for any serious athlete."
Reviewed by: Mark Rating:"New Android version a dream! I recentley updated to the latest version of the android app running on Galaxy S and the difference is just astounding! No more difficulty in taking readings. To all the team at Ithlete, thanks keep up the great work."
Reviewed by: Ian B Rating:"Great motivational app! Specifically it tells you when to rest. Of all the fitness apps available this seems to be the only one to do this. Great!"
Reviewed by: Richard Rating:"A really easy tool to ensure that you do the optimum amount of training every day."
Reviewed by: DazzaBai Rating:"Great update to app. Particularly like the display of HR prior to the test and the recording of readings to display on chart at different times of day."
Reviewed by: MAZZER5772 Rating:"I ve had this app for over 12 months and I find it incredibly useful in directing my training sessions and being kinder to myself when the HRV drops dramatically (well at least sometimes!). This week it has been particularly interesting as I had a very high score on Tuesday after several days of consecutive training but Wednesday it plummeted and so I did a very light shorter session paying heed to the amber line, Thursday morning it had gone into the red & by the evening a cold had descended. The interesting thing was I rested Thursday & Friday because it dropped again&red lined and by now I had a full blown cold which continued into Saturday with seemingly worse symptoms but Saturday the score rate shot back up into the 70s so despite the streaming cold, I decided to do a session outdoors; I felt up to it and my reading in the morning had been so good. I felt great afterwards and within 2 hours my cold had completely dried up! I thought this was particularly interesting as if I had just responded to the symptoms and not known about my HRV I might have trained on the Thursday and probably wouldn't have trained yesterday! This app is well worth the price if you want to develop an informed training schedule to maximise your ability to improve your fitness & endurance levels."
Reviewed by: sirjemo Rating:"I've been using this for 5 months now - as a road cyclist, that's the period of ramping from winter tickover into hard riding. It took me a while to learn to get consistent readings but I have learnt an awful lot from the sophisticated feedback from this simple App. Generally, it helps me to understand my physiology better. There are times when it spots trouble before I know it. Now for example: my HRV reading has been surprisingly low for 3 days and today a full-scale cold has descended on me. A few months ago I learnt that my father had died. It wasn't a shock and I felt quite quite calm about it. The iThlete however showed my HRV had dropped drastically for two days. Watching the thin blue line steadily climbing over the weeks and months is a powerful motivator. And the more thoughtfully you choose your rest, the stronger the effect. A fantastic App if you're serious about monitoring your body under training stress."
Reviewed by: Aibbott Rating:"I have had the ithlete for over 6 months now and I find that I rely on it heavily. I had not used the HRV method before and just used to train through all illness and if I was tired. As a result I never seemed to get much fitter. Now, I take a great deal of notice, the ithlete even can show when I have a cold starting! Highly recommended as it helps you train smarter, and it does exactly what it says it does - for a fraction of the cost of other HRMs."
Reviewed by: Parkender Rating:"Iíve been using ithlete for 8 months and it has really helped my training and my racing results have shown massive improvements. I regularly train 15 hours a week on average and I plan this training in advance. I use ithlete to track my recovery and will modify my plan accordingly. I did use resting heart rate as a guide before using ithlete but I often found this conflicted with how I felt and how my training went that day. More often than not, Iíve actually managed to perform more Ďharderí training sessions based on the reading from ithlete and rest at the right time. Before ithlete, I did use to fall into the trap of overtraining and suffered as a result. Ithlete is very easy to use and understand. An auto-upload facility to online training diaries or a way to get the data out into a spreadsheet would make it perfect."
Reviewed by: Skipugh Rating:"I have used this for over 2 years now and I love it. It definitely let's me know when I need more recovery. Before I was following a regime with intense interval training, an active recovery day and then more intervals or really long bike rides. I was getting stronger, but, I also felt tired. This takes into account my late night activities as well as my workouts. I feel stronger and am able to go harder on my interval days and I take my active recovery days based on this application and not a fixed schedule. It is easy to use, my resting heart rate is in the low to mid 40's and I take the measurements sitting down to get the heart rate up to over. Doing it the same time of the day is a bit hard (impossible given the difference in wake up times between weekdays and weekends. I got stomach flu for 2 days and my numbers dropped like a stone. So, it felt nice to know I wasn't supposed to workout (even if I couldn't). It now has the ability to add noted. Perfect."
Reviewed by: Mgksuns Rating:"The new calibration before you take the test seems to have really improved the consistency of the readings!! I'll update the review again in a month but I can tell already! Love that you can add in your TRIMP scores it really helps to see if there is a correlation between HRV and the intensity of your previous workout."
Reviewed by: BobbyFlava Rating:"The only application that allows you monitor HRV...an extremely valuable life and training tool. It simply tells you the state of your physiology and you take it from there. Train, ramp it down a notch or take the day off based on your own physiology. The only thing to add to this app is the ability to add a note in order to know what was the possible cause of low or high HRV for the day... lack of sleep , poor nutrition, mental stress etc, rather have to keep the data separate in a training journal."
Reviewed by: TaNoAr Rating:"OK People Let me tell you this.... I'm not the kind of guy that: follows hypes, trends, likes because others like it also or even worse reviews people all the time. Not because I'm hard to please but because i mainly follow my own nose and because i understand marketing and that people need to make a buck. Therefore it is understandable that in our days it is hard to discern from a good peace of advertisement and a bad product. Having said that i don't think i need to add much more, other people have said it all. The darn thing is incredibly accurate to the point that you can just leave your training regimen to it and if you do that your workouts will always feel good. Read about it, and if you are looking for a serious gadget that tells you when to or not to workout.... buy it....it works"
Reviewed by: PegLeg2112 Rating:"I have found this program to be very helpful in guiding my training for powerlifting. I use it to gauge whether to push all out, take a medium day, or take a day off all together."
Reviewed by: WineDinners Rating:"I bought both iphone apps, a heart rate monitor and receiver from HRV Fit. The original heart rate monitor was not working properly but their customer service was amazing and they immediately personally tested and shipped out a new one to me. The apps work incredibly well. The Ithlete is outstanding; it gives a reading every morning that shows how hard you should train that day. The charts show daily, weekly and monthly progress based on your rest, recovery, sleep and intensity of your previous workouts. The other HRM app by HRV Fit is also amazing especially when you go into chart mode. This is the tool I have dreamt about for years. I am praying they will soon come out with an app that puts all the data together in a simple to use xcel or numbers spreadsheet. In the meantime, I will keep using the only two apps I have ever paid money for."
Reviewed by: Eogoalie42 Rating:"I'm starting to use this for my training, and I am very optimistic! It will help me know where I am at every day, and I will be able to push myself accordingly. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT TO GO ALONG WITH THE APP, OTHERWISE IT IS USELESS!!!"
Reviewed by: LouisRHenning Rating:"I am very happy with ithlete as it made a great differance in my life."
Reviewed by: Mickosf Rating:"For serious athletes, and not-so-serious, this app is awesome. Helps to monitor your training and recovery levels so you always know how hard you can train each day. Easy to use with a chest strap and the separate pluton receiver. Great"
Reviewed by: paride2010 Rating:"Appears to do what it claims, would be superb if the application could be expanded to become a fully fledged heart rate monitor thanks to the adaptor"
Reviewed by: AndrewEckhold Rating:It's really useful for chronic overtrainersmlike me.
Reviewed by: TerryRansbury Rating:Not sure if it is prominent in your info but I find I need to moisten the electrodes to get the link up and running. Feedback here could be useful when the link is having trouble (more than just the spinner). However, the device knows when I have been working hard and when I am a slacker. No fooling it!!
Reviewed by: ThomasKoundakjian Rating:Seems to work fine and picks up the HR transmitter right away.
Reviewed by: DarrenBailey Rating:Great product. Most useful to me in persuading me to not train when it is low.
Reviewed by: MikeJones Rating:A Great way to track signs that otherwise would go unnoticed
Reviewed by: PiaSvolgaard Rating:Super easy to use, makes it easy to monitor progress and decline on a regular basis.
Reviewed by: DeliaTaylor Rating:This app is so addictive!! I can't wait to wake up in the morning and see how well I have slept. The intelligent alarm is brilliant. I now get woken up in a relaxed state. After sales care is also very good. Having emailed a couple of questions, they went out of their way to look into my query and even to send my a spreadsheet to chart it for me!! Thank you x
Reviewed by: Amir Williamson - International Athlete Rating:Great piece of kit, I would highly recommend this to aid anyone's training. It's accurate, easy to use and also keeps working whilst playing music via my iPhone. What more could anyone want!!!
Reviewed by: Robertode Ronde Rating:Does exactly as promised, easy to use. Has become a part of my daily routine.
Reviewed by: ScottWilkey Rating:The Bluetooth connection works much better than the dongle.
Reviewed by: RobertSchimanko Rating:Sensors and connection work very accurate.
Reviewed by: Anonymous Rating:It works exactly as expected without any problems, and I do feel it will help me train better.
Reviewed by: TomKrause Rating:Does exactly what it says, easy to use. has become a part of my daily routine
Reviewed by: adamboisvert Rating:Works very well, so far so good after a couple weeks!
Reviewed by: AndrewDolphin Rating:Used with ipulse, great products
Reviewed by: NataljaKazarina Rating:I can't really say what I think about ithlete. Why? Because I use medical Heart Rate Variability device in my clinic and this differs greatly, and this is obvious. I bought it for my daughter and she fids it useful in some way. I definitely would recommend this device for use, it is helpful.
Reviewed by: ChrisRees Rating:Does what it says on the box! I have been suffering from PVS (Post Viral Syndrome) was was finding recovery very hard after training. Ithlete has helped me get back on track. Know when to train and how hard as well as see how my current training is affecting my fitness.
Reviewed by: Spearchucker80 Rating:Great app!!! Tremendous to see the performance levels of your body and when you need to recover!! Would recommend for any fitness individual at any level! Train Smart!
Reviewed by: Brucewconner Rating:I have been using ithlete for almost a year now. It gives me the essential feedback I need to make adjustments in my training. I am a long track ice speed skater. I cross train using weights, bike, slide board, yoga, swimming, and of course skating. ithlete helps me balance all of my training so I can know when to go hard or back off and rest. Thanks for the essential training tool!
Reviewed by: Billcoff Rating:I have been an ithlete user for a little over a week now and each day I am a little more amazed at its accuracy based on what I already know about myself. For example, last Friday I had two speed workouts along with yoga, weightlifting, and a long walk. The next morning, ithlete showed I needed to take it easy. Fortunately, by Sunday ithlete said I was good to go for my long run and I was able to do my first 20 mile training run for an upcoming marathon. The only consumer device I know that provides this sort of information is a Polar RS800 for around $350 and ithlete is much easier - 1 minute every morning. In the past, if I wanted to know if HR was responding to training, I did a 5 minute Fit Test on a treadmill or every few weeks ran 5 miles at a steady pace. I think I can get the same information from ithlete just from putting on a strap first thing in the morning. BTW, I am not new at this. I am a 69 year old runner and geek who has been running most of my adult life and have tried just about every fitness gadget that has come down the pike. I think ithlete is going to be really useful and I wish it had been available a long time ago.
Reviewed by: VirginiaSolomon Rating:item works as promised, and is quite helpful in terms of determining a day's ride!
Reviewed by: DianaKornbrot Rating:its great for both hrv and heart rate
Reviewed by: PeterMaharajh Rating:excellent
Reviewed by: WilliamParks Rating:The ithlete has been a great motivator for me. One of the interesting things for me (this proves we are all unique) is my HRV is higher the day after a signigicant workout. Once I figured out that I needed to remove the cover from my iphone everything worked fine.
Reviewed by: KASHIFBUTT Rating:Amazing product, would recommend to anyone serious about moving forward with their fitness level.
Reviewed by: SueMoyers Rating:I love this product, it gives a much better indication of my ability to exercise than resting heart rate.
Reviewed by: BrianJaskot Rating:Great product. Syncs right up to the phone automatically.
Reviewed by: MikeRosenstock Rating:Great product. Allows me to effectively monitor my recovery and training intensity. Can't imagine training without it anymore.
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